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Featured Pros: Dynasty Undervalued Players
Thu, May 24
Featured Pros: Dynasty Undervalued Players
Which running back is currently the most undervalued in our latest dynasty rankings?
Aaron Jones sitting outside the top 30 running backs might end up looking pretty foolish if he goes on to win the starting job in Green Bay. Prior to his knee injury, Jones appeared to be on the verge of a rookie breakout, posting two 100-yard outings and giving the Packers a new dynamic in their rushing attack. Jones averaged nearly two yards more than teammate Jamaal Williams on a per carry basis and is the far superior athlete, despite being taken a round later in the 2017 NFL Draft. We can't overlook the possibility that Mike McCarthy's staff decides to trot out Williams as the lead back, or turns the backfield into a timeshare, but Jones is the only Packers runner with the potential to be a league-winning RB1 in fantasy.

Which wide receiver is currently the most undervalued in our latest dynasty rankings?
Kenny Stills is insanely undervalued in both dynasty and redraft right now. A big part of that is the never-ending love for DeVante Parker's potential, but at some point we need to question whether the former first-rounder is ever going to deliver. With all eyes on Parker, Stills has flown under the radar following back-to-back seasons as a top-30 fantasy receiver. The 26-year-old has seen his numbers rise each season in Miami, and the departure of Jarvis Landry and his 161 targets should help Stills continue that trend. He's a player you should be trying to acquire in every league heading into 2018.

Which quarterback is currently the most undervalued in our latest dynasty rankings?
Matthew Stafford has finished as a fantasy QB1 in seven consecutive seasons, so it's a little surprising to see someone with that kind of consistency ranked outside the top 12. Dynasty owners might be concerned Stafford is past his prime, entering his 10th NFL season, but the 30-year-old is younger than most quarterbacks with his tenure. With a strong receiving corps that features Marvin Jones, Golden Tate, and promising sophomore Kenny Golladay, Stafford should have several seasons as a quality fantasy starter still in front of him.

Featured Pros: Brandin Cooks Trade Impact
Thu, Apr 5
Featured Pros: Brandin Cooks Trade Impact
What can we expect for Brandin Cooks' fantasy value after the trade?
Cooks has proven his value with three straight 1,000-yard seasons and at least seven touchdowns in each of those campaigns. Jared Goff represents a definite downgrade for him at quarterback, but in Sean McVay we trust. Where Sammy Watkins came up short in a Rams uniform, the far-more consistent fantasy threat Cooks will succeed, as McVay finds ways to make the most of his new weapon. Cooks will be a low-end WR2 for his owners in 2018, and gets a slight bump up in best-ball formats.

Who is impacted the most from a fantasy perspective in New England after the trade?
Assuming the Patriots don't shatter the collective psyche of the NFL world by trading for Odell Beckham Jr., Chris Hogan will be the biggest beneficiary for Cooks' departure. After a hot start that saw him score five touchdowns in the first five games, Hogan missed almost all of the second half of the season with a shoulder injury. He made his return in the divisional round and eventually posted a 6-128-1 line in the Super Bowl. Hogan was a top-10 fantasy receiver through eight games in 2017, and with an increase in targets, the potential is there for him to be a top-20 option this season.

How does the trade impact your fantasy expectations for Jared Goff? Where will he sit in your QB rankings?
The Rams offense was going to produce with or without the addition of a star receiver, so Cooks joining the mix only provides a slight upgrade for Goff's 2018 outlook. During their surprisingly successful 2017 campaign, the Rams were 24th in passing attempts, a number that could be even lower this season with the NFC powerhouse projected to be leading in even more games. Goff will flirt with borderline QB1 fantasy numbers once again, but he remains outside my top-12 fantasy passers.

Featured Pros: Free Agency Winners & Losers
Thu, Mar 15
Featured Pros: Free Agency Winners & Losers
What player has seen his fantasy value increase the most as a result of free agency?
Everyone wants to be the running back in a Kyle Shanahan offense. The lucky ball carrier this season will be Jerick McKinnon, who signed a four-year, $30-million deal anointing him the 49ers' new lead rusher. McKinnon was a top-10 fantasy back in both standard and PPR formats after Dalvin Cook was lost to a season-ending injury in Week 4. More importantly, the 5-9, 205-pound McKinnon proved he could carry a significant workload, averaging 15.5 touches per game during that stretch. McKinnon will be a high-end RB2 heading into 2018.

What player has seen his fantasy value decrease the most as a result of free agency?
Duke Johnson's fantasy value was attacked on every front over the last week. First, the Browns traded for Jarvis Landry, who will soak up the slot targets that helped increase Johnson's production last season. Then, Cleveland inked Carlos Hyde to a three-year, $15-million contract, securing Johnson's role as a receiving back. There's also a chance the Browns draft a rusher, with Saquon Barkley's name still being linked to one of their two first-round picks. Johnson will have PPR value, but his fantasy ceiling has been dramatically capped with the Browns' recent moves.

Fantasy Playoffs: Bold Predictions
Thu, Dec 7
Fantasy Playoffs: Bold Predictions
Please give one bold prediction (player related) for the fantasy playoffs
Mike Davis will be the fantasy player owners talk about years from now when they reflect on their championship run. After being sidelined in Week 12, Davis burst back into fantasy lineups by gaining 101 yards on 20 touches, while playing 73 percent of the Seahawks snaps against the Eagles. He also passed the eye test, running with confidence and making defenders miss against one of the best fronts in the league. Davis is a borderline RB2 heading into another tough matchup versus the Jaguars, but has two easier outings on tap against the Rams and Cowboys over the next two weeks. Ita??s been a disappointing season for Seahawks running backs, but Davis will post top-10 fantasy numbers the rest of the way.

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